banc

noun
\ˈbaŋk, -ai-\
plural -s

Definition of banc 

: the bench on which the judges of a court sit

in banc or less commonly in banco \-ˈbæŋ(ˌ)kō, -aiŋ- \

: in full court : with full judicial authority sittings in banc used of a court held by such a number of judges as constitute a quorum — compare nisi prius

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for banc

Middle English banck, from Old French banc

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about banc

Dictionary Entries near banc

Banbridge

Banbury

Banbury tart

banc

banca

bancal

bancha

Statistics for banc

Look-up Popularity

Comments on banc

What made you want to look up banc? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!